Tag Archives: aging

The Run Streak: Lessons Learned

I did it.  By God’s grace I managed to run at least a mile every day from Thanksgiving, 2014-New Years Eve, 2015.  That’s 401 days.  I ran 1,516.52 miles.  That’s an average of 3.78 miles per day.  (If you just … Continue reading

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Lesson for a Running Grandma

If you have followed my blog for a while, you are aware of some changes in my writing.  First, I don’t write as often, and second, my posts are, more often than not, about running.  There are reasons for this. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Aging and Stuff

My youngest child, my baby boy, is entering the last exam week of his college career.  My middle child turned 30 this week, which means that more than half of my children have  entered “real adulthood,” and today my oldest … Continue reading

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Motherhood: Lessons Learned

Tomorrow around the time school gets out I will have been a mother for…well, I’m not really allowed to say exactly how long any more, but it doesn’t seem all that long to me.  I’ve been thinking a lot about … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2014

My second traditional end-of-the-year post is a look back at blessings.  Being an Eeyore, an INFJ, a glass-half-empty kind of personality, I need to do this.  Purposefully looking back at my blessings helps me not just to remember them, but … Continue reading

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A Tour of Our Tree, Part 7

According to the latest information available, we have nine grandchildren.  One of these, Alden, is in his second year of pre-school.  This would be a significant piece of evidence about our age, except that this morning I witnessed some pretty … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of Motherhood

I’ve had a good summer.  I’ve spent this summer being me: daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, woman over fifty-five who needs to get in shape.  I’ve done some reading for school.  I’ve worked on my assignment sheets, typed up questions, gone … Continue reading

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Our Quest

George and I have a winter morning routine.  One of us walks the dogs whilst the other one sections the grapefruit.  In our old age we have become very fond of the tangy-sweet “burst of summer in your mouth” that … Continue reading

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Six Candles on My Cake

Yesterday, as I took my morning walk under a clear blue sky, I enjoyed the slightly crisp air that felt like early fall and I thought about birthdays. I took some time to consider my attitude toward the concept.  I’m … Continue reading

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Babysitting Debrief

I spent the last twenty-four hours babysitting four of my nine adorable grandchildren.  My husband was with me, so I should say, “WE spent the last twenty-four hours…”  This particular group of four are aged 9, 6, 3 and 1, … Continue reading

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